More than 18,000 kindergarten students will be getting some reading material this fall, for free.Volunteers were at the Augusta Armory packing the book “A Place to Sleep”, to be shipped to over 400 schools throughout Maine.It’s part of the “Read With Me” program, which started a decade ago.The books are paid for with a 75,000 dollar grant from Fairpoint Communications.The program tries to highlight Maine authors each year.
A campground in Searsport has a new addition that’s pretty doggone friendly.As Meghan Hayward tells us it’s not only a hit with the four-legged animals but their owners too.” We noticed that our guests were becoming younger and more athletic and the dogs they were bringing with them are more energetic and athletic.
There’s good news from a recent survey of the scallop population off the Eastern Seaboard.It shows an upswing in the number of young scallops in a key fishing area, which scientists say could be a good sign for years to come.Scientists say the numbers of juvenile scallops they found on Georges Bank were the highest since 2000.
The man accused of plotting the nation’s biggest-ever theft of credit card and debit card information is being described as a one-time government informant.Prosecutors say Albert Gonzalez of Miami, Florida broke his own record for identity theft by hacking into retail networks, including the Hannaford Brothers grocery store chain.He was allegedly trying to gain access to 130 million credit and bank accounts.Authorities say Gonzalez is a former informant for the U.S.
The Maine House Ethics Committee comes up with a mixed-decision in the case of an Old Town lawmaker accused of abusing his power.Today the committee convened for five hours hearing contradictory versions of what happened on the fourth of July between Representative Richard Blanchard and law enforcement officials.Two fire marshals and a game warden showed up at his lakeside camp in Enfield after fireworks were set off.Authorities claimed the Blanchard poked an officer in the chest and say he was drunk.
Folks at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley have added more pieces of the past to their living history site.The goal of Leonard’s Mills is to keep Maine’s forest and logging history alive and recreated authentic pioneer milling communities of yester-year.”We are trying to preserve as much of this old stuff, before it all gets sent to the junk yard.” Says Vernon Shaw, site manager for Leonard’s Mills.The museum is one step closer to that goal, with the addition of a clapboard mill to the site.”Another name would be siding for a building.